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Frank Benenati

Communications ·

From Coronavirus Response to Climate Change, For Frank Benenati Communication is Key

As United Airlines’ Managing Director of Communications, Frank Benenati has been on the front lines of the effort since the Covid-19 outbreak began.
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Laura DeNardis and Aras Coskuntuncel

Communications ·

PhD Graduate’s New Framework Exposes Information Control Struggles in the Digital Era

Coskuntuncel’s research challenges the narrative that digital communication technologies favor free speech and democratic processes. He offers a new framework for understanding how non-democratic actors use “control points” to censor the flow of info.
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Investigative Symposium 2020

Communications ·

Symposium Gives Insight Into the Future of Investigative Broadcast Journalism

In today’s digital age, students and industry professionals alike are constantly wondering what the future of investigative broadcast journalism will look like.
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Jeffrey Lane Digital Street

Communications ·

SOC Hosts Ethnographer Jeffrey Lane to Discuss Award-Winning Book, “The Digital Street”

The School of Communication’s Internet Governance Lab hosted Jeffrey Lane, assistant professor of communication at Rutgers University, on February 27 for a roundtable discussion of his new, award-winning book, “The Digital Street.”
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Samantha Dols with professors

Communications ·

PhD Graduate Explores Human Connection and Technology in Public Diplomacy

Samantha Dols research provides new insights into how humans form meaningful connections that transcend barriers of distance and culture.
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Andy Lalwani

Communications ·

Influencers? The Rise of a New Communications Career Path

More people are giving up the traditional career route and making a living from social media. These internet stars create a range of content, from toy promotion videos to vlogs documenting daily life, that can be found all over the internet.
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Ben Stokes speaking to a group of students.

Communications ·

Game Design Programs Ranked #15 by Princeton Review

American University’s MA in Game Design and MFA in Games and Interactive Media surged to #15 in the world according to the just-released 2020 International Rankings by Princeton Review.
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presidential campaign course

Communications ·

SOC Takes Students Inside the Spin Room and the News Room

Students will have the opportunity to study the 2020 presidential election in an intensive course on the campaign taught by political analyst Prof. Leonard Steinhorn, who created the course and has taught it every presidential election cycle since 2000.
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a group of young students stand in front of the red Humanities Truck

Communications ·

CVL Partners with Humanities Truck

Community Voice Lab and AU’s Humanities Truck are taking the Community Voice Film Series on the road and into the community.
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Director Laura Waters Hinson leans in front of a documentary subject, man in wheelchair

Communications ·

Director Laura Waters Hinson New Documentary on DC's Tent City

Laura Waters Hinson is currently in production on a short documentary following one of America’s most unique newsrooms: Washington DC’s street paper, Street Sense.
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